The AHC welcomes new members. Membership is open to anyone working in patient and public involvement, communications, media relations, consumer affairs or marketing within the NHS and social care.
You can also join if you work freelance or for a consultancy, provided that a substantial part (at least 50%) of your work is for NHS, or social care and health clients.
You can also join if you are a student studying for a relevant communications, media or marketing/PR course - see section entitled ‘Joining as a student’.
The cost of AHC membership is £50 a year as a full member and £25 a year as a student. Cheques should be made payable to The Association of Healthcare Communicators. If you wish to be invoiced, please provide a PO/invoice number in the ‘About you’ section.
Once a member, you can save money on your subscription renewal by recommending a colleague to join the AHC. Each new member who joins on your recommendation will earn you a £10 discount on your subscription renewal (up to a maximum of £30). Forms must be jointly submitted to qualify.
You can join the AHC at any time of the year. However, there are two dates in the year when your membership renewal becomes due - April or October. You will automatically be sent a renewal reminder in the month closest to when you joined. There are no pro-rata arrangements.
Please complete and submit the application form below.
And if you have any queries about membership, please call or fax Kate Baldwin on 01525 222155, or you can email her at: email@example.com or by post to:
Kate Baldwin, The Association of Healthcare Communicators, PO Box 4277, Dunstable, LU6 2WU.